West Virginia Code
1 - DEFINITIONS; LIMITATIONS OF CHA
2 - STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
2A - ADOPTION OF TEXTBOOKS, INSTRUC
2B - AREA VOCATIONAL PROGRAM
2C - HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION OR BU
2D - COMMUNITY EDUCATION
2E - HIGH QUALITY EDUCATIONAL PROGR
2F - INCENTIVES AND RESULTS BASED S
2G - SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA IMPROVEME
2H - PUBLIC NOTICE AND PARTICIPATIO
2I - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
2J - PUBLIC AND HIGHER EDUCATION UN
2K - THE DIABETES CARE PLAN ACT
3 - STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
4 - COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOL
5 - COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION
5A - LOCAL SCHOOL INVOLVEMENT
5B - SCHOOL INNOVATION ZONES ACT
5C - COMMITTEE REORGANIZATION AND C
5D - WEST VIRGINIA FEED TO ACHIEVE
5E - INNOVATION IN EDUCATION ACT
5F - ACCESSIBILITY AND EQUITY IN PU
6 - DRIVER EDUCATION
7 - ADULT LITERACY EDUCATION PROGRA
7A - STATE TEACHERS RETIREMENT SYST
7B - TEACHERS' DEFINED CONTRIBUTION
7C - MERGER OF TEACHERS' DEFINED CO
7D - VOLUNTARY TRANSFER FROM TEACHE
8 - COMPULSORY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
8A - ATTENDANCE OF HOMELESS CHILDRE
9 - SCHOOL FINANCES
9A - PUBLIC SCHOOL SUPPORT
9B - STATE BOARD OF SCHOOL FINANCE
9C - STATE AID FOR CONSTRUCTION, RE
9D - SCHOOL BUILDING AUTHORITY
9E - AIR QUALITY IN NEW SCHOOLS ACT
9F - SCHOOL ACCESS SAFETY ACT
10 - FEDERAL AID AND GIFTS FOR EDU
10A - REHABILITATION SERVICES
10B - VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION FA
10C - THE SOUTHERN REGIONAL EDUCAT
10D - COMPACT FOR EDUCATION
10E - INTERSTATE COMPACT ON QUALIF
10F - DISABLED PERSONS AND PUBLIC
10G - PROVIDING OF FOOD SERVICE IN
10H - ALBERT YANNI PROGRAMS OF EXC
18 - 10 H- 1
18 - 10 H- 2
18 - 10 H- 3
18 - 10 H- 4
18 - 10 H- 5
18 - 10 H- 6
18 - 10 H- 7
10I - WEST VIRGINIA SUPPORTED EMPL
10J - BLIND PERSONS' LITERACY RIGH
10K - WEST VIRGINIA TRAUMATIC BRAI
10L - RON YOST PERSONAL ASSISTANCE
10M - WEST VIRGINIA INDEPENDENT LI
10N - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACCES
10O - DISABILITY HISTORY WEEK
11 - WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY
11A - REVENUE BONDS FOR UNIVERSITY
11B - REVENUE BONDS FOR UNIVERSITY
11C - WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY HOS
11D - REVENUE BONDS FOR WEST VIRGI
11E - REVENUE BONDS FOR MARSHALL U
12 - STATE TEACHERS' COLLEGES
12A - REVENUE BONDS FOR MARSHALL U
12B - REVENUE BONDS FOR STATE INST
13 - WEST VIRGINIA EDGE
14 - BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE
15 - WEST VIRGINIA INSTITUTE OF TE
16 - ANTIHAZING LAW
17 - WEST VIRGINIA SCHOOLS FOR THE
18 - WEST VIRGINIA SCHOOL FOR THE
19 - EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR
20 - EDUCATION OF EXCEPTIONAL CHIL
21 - SPECIAL COMMUNITY-BASED PILOT
22 - HIGHER EDUCATION FULL-TIME FA
22A - EMINENT SCHOLARS ENDOWMENT T
22B - STATE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
22C - STATE AID FOR STUDENTS ATTEN
22D - HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENT ASS
22E - DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS END
23 - ADDITIONAL POWERS, DUTIES AND
24 - FEES AND OTHER MONEY COLLECTE
25 - TAX DEFERRED INVESTMENTS FOR
26 - WEST VIRGINIA BOARD OF REGENT
26A - STATE AUTISM TRAINING CENTER
26B - CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE SALARY S
26C - INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS
26D - INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL
27 - WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATION LOAN
28 - PRIVATE, PAROCHIAL OR CHURCH
29 - GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
30 - WEST VIRGINIA COLLEGE PREPAID
31 - RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGRE
32 - SEVERABILITY
CHAPTER 18. EDUCATION.
ARTICLE 10H. ALBERT YANNI PROGRAMS OF EXCELLENCE IN VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL EDUCATION.
Rapid technological advances, the advent of a global economy, changing demographics and restructuring of the traditional workplace have dictated changes in educational programs designed to prepare work force entrants and incumbents. More emphasis must be placed on the transfer of technology, via the educational system, to the workplace resulting in an academically and technically literate work force. A structure must be established to provide incentives, high expectations and encouragement for talented vocational-technical students to pursue advanced education and training related to their technical disciplines, as well as provide a mechanism for the technical updating of vocational-technical teachers and administrators, including opportunities for the attainment of advanced degrees.
The economic future of the State of West Virginia will be greatly influenced by the ability of the educational system to prepare competent individuals for a highly competitive and technological workplace. Excellence in terms of faculty, programs and educational opportunities for all West Virginians will greatly affect the degree of future economic prosperity within the state. With the enactment of this article, the Legislature intends to address a major void in the current system of vocational-technical education in West Virginia through the creation of a comprehensive program of educational incentives for talented students, teachers and administrators. The results of the programs and initiatives proposed by this article can have a significant impact toward achieving excellence in vocational-technical education within West Virginia and revitalizing the state's economy.
The West Virginia Board of Education shall establish by July 1, 1990, an annual academy for talented vocational-technical education students, including a foundation for receiving private financial support. The purposes of the academy are to stimulate and reward student commitment to excellence in secondary vocational-technical education; to stimulate growth in the critical and creative thinking abilities of vocational-technical students; to assist exceptionally talented secondary vocational-technical education students to achieve their individual potentials; to bridge the gap between educational practice and the technological workplace; and to provide a medium for interaction between talented vocational-technical students and innovative leaders of business and industry and labor.
The state Board of Education may establish a coordinating committee to set operating guidelines for the academy and supporting foundation, including, but not limited to, selection of participants, promotion, program development, location, facilities and staffing.
The nonprofit academy foundation shall exist to solicit private funds and resources to enhance the operation of the academy.
Beginning with the school year one thousand nine hundred eighty-nine--ninety, the state Board of Education shall establish a scholarship program for outstanding secondary vocational-technical education graduates to pursue additional post-secondary college work in a related career or technical field. The board may award twenty annual scholarships, not to exceed $2,000 each, based on criteria to be established by the board. Additionally, the board may award fifteen annual scholarships, not to exceed $1,000 each, to outstanding vocational-technical teachers for the purpose of pursing advanced degrees or technical updating of their professional competencies. The criteria for awarding the educator scholarships shall be promulgated by the board. The foundation provided for in section two of this article shall solicit private sector funds for these scholarships.
The West Virginia board of regents shall establish by July 1, 1991, a plan for a coordinate interdisciplinary doctoral program in vo-tech education utilizing existing facilities and personnel of state universities, colleges, the state Department of Education vocational-technical staff and board of regents members.
The West Virginia Board of Education shall maintain and expand an annual vocational-technical education administrator's academy. The purposes of this academy are to stimulate excellence in vocational-technical education programming statewide through the development of progressive instructional leadership, planning and program development competencies of vocational-technical education administrators.
The board may establish a coordinating committee made up of the Department of Education staff, local vocational administrators and representatives of the vocational-technical education department at Marshall University to plan and administer this program. The nonprofit academy foundation established in section two of this article shall exist to solicit private funds and resources to enhance the operation of the academy.
The state Board of Education shall establish and operate an effective schools program for vocational-technical education, including introductory vocational-technical courses in middle school grades as appropriate. The purpose of the program is to provide vocational-technical education personnel with resources and staff development for school program improvement based on application of the effective schools research, including components such as instructional leadership, school climate, high student expectations, emphasis on academic and occupational achievement and community and parental involvement. The program shall be coordinated by the bureau of vocational, technical and adult education with the advisement from a committee composed of two vocational administrators, two vocational teachers, one vocational guidance counselor, one educator of vocational teachers, one county school superintendent, one comprehensive high school principal, one academic teacher, two business/industry representatives, one labor representative and one vocational education program completer.
The state Board of Education shall establish a unified technology transfer program for vocational-technical educators, beginning July 1, 1990. This program shall emphasize initiatives designed to improve the transfer of technology through the vocational-technical education curriculum. Such initiatives must impact on improved staff development, curricula and instructional methods reflecting work applications of the new and emerging technologies. The vocational-technical education system must be a catalyst in bridging the gap between high technology and the workplace. Workers for the twenty-first century must know how to install, operate and maintain high technology equipment, systems and processes.
The unified technology transfer program shall provide innovative staff development opportunities through the following initiatives:
(a) A technical update program for vocational-technical education teachers to learn high technology skills needed to teach the operation, maintenance, or repair of high technology equipment, through placement in industry, formal technical coursework, seminars, teleconferences and other staff development functions;
(b) A "Teachers-Teach-Teachers" program to allow the most effective teachers in the state to instruct fellow teachers on how to effectively teach and incorporate high technology skills in the classroom and laboratory;
(c) An "Academy Chair" program to allow education or business-industry persons to serve as a resident expert in the transfer of technology, including conducting seminars in educational institutions, teleconferences and in the workplace;
(d) A business and education exchange program to allow vocational-technical education teachers to work in a company or business, while the business person teaches in the vocational-technical education program;
(e) A beginning teacher internship program to allow new vocational-technical teachers to receive guidance from a mentor teacher in teaching high technology skills, including acquisition of such skills; and
(f) A vocational-technical completer capstone experience program that allows talented students an opportunity to learn high technology skills appropriate for their occupational area of study through internship placement in an appropriate business or industry setting.
The state Board of Education may formulate policies and procedures designed to implement this section.
The foundation provided for in section two of this article shall solicit private sector funds and encourage partnerships to implement this program.